KDE 4.04: Bad, Just Plain Bad
I wanted to like KDE 4. I really did. I can’t. It is the most annoying GUI (graphical user interface) I’ve used in years. And, yes, I’m including Vista’s slow as sludge Aero in my evaluation.
Since openSUSE 11 offers KDE 4.04 as one of its three default desktops—the others are KDE 3.5.9 and GNOME 2.22—I decided it was time to really give KDE 4 a try. Besides, some people think that openSUSE 11 offers the best KDE 4 experience around.
If this is the best KDE 4 has to offer, may I never get to see it when it’s being bad. I found KDE 4 to be awful.
I expected to have trouble getting my head around the new KDE 4 icon metaphor. I’d already played with it enough to know that it really wasn’t my cup of tea. What I didn’t realize is that, in KDE 4.0 anyway, just how flat-out annoying this take on icons was gong to be.